Yoinked from wikipedia and badmovies.org ...
"The Stuff is a 1985 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen, best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films - often containing a police procedural element - during 1970s and 1980s. The film stars Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris, Andrea Marcovicci, and Paul Sorvino. It was also the last film of noted actor and deep-voiced Bible-lover Alexander Scourby.
In the film, a man discovers a sticky white substance deep within a mine. It is found to be sweet and HIGHLY addictive. Later, the substance is marketed as the Stuff and is sold to the general public in pint (roughly half-liter) containers like ice cream. It is marketed as having no calories and as being sweet, creamy, and filling. The Stuff becomes a nationwide craze and drastically hurts the sales of ice cream.
Then people start dying. (dramatic music)
Some of the substance props or stand-ins for the real Stuff used in the movie included lots of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, yogurt, and, for one scene involving an enormous avalanche-like effect of Stuff crashing through a wall, fire-extinguishing foam. Other shots, such as the ones of the giant lake of Stuff, required superimposed images and animation.
The scene in the motel where the Stuff comes out of the mattress and pillows and attacks the man on the wall and ceiling was shot in a room that could turn upside down, allowing the Stuff to move up and down the wall. It was exactly the same room used in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) when Johnny Depp's character Glen is sucked into his bed and his blood is regurgitated back out onto the ceiling.
Ok, so, some old guy finds nasty white stuff bubbling out of the ground - SO HE TASTES IT! Mmmmm, that's good, we should sell this to people. What the hell? Then you have the 'greedy old men' of the ice cream industry hiring an investigator, who appears to be a complete moron, to learn the inside scoop about the new treat. So what happens is that 'The Stuff' just makes you hungry for more and soon takes over your body, leaving only a empty shell filled with ambulatory cream. That is pretty darn gross.
Writer-director Larry Cohen originally wanted to cast Arsenio Hall as Chocolate Chip Charlie W. Hobbs, since he thought he was not only good but a rising star. However, the execs at New World Pictures wanted someone more recognizable, and thus cast Garrett Morris instead. A young Mira Sorvino makes an uncredited appearance in the film. She had come to visit her father, Paul Sorvino, on set, and was used as an extra."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Small Amount Of Regular Pills
Nature Valley Crunchy Peanut Bars
Handfulls Of Pain Pills
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! But first lets go over a few ground rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed in this or any of our 1 Galindo Theater locations. Any and all talkers will be farted upon with no mercy. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING.
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